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Definition of "eight-ball" [eight-ball]

  • A pocket billiards (pool) game played with sixteen balls (a cue ball and fifteen object balls) on a pool table with six pockets. (noun)
  • The billards ball, almost always black, bearing the number eight. (noun)
  • A portion of cocaine or methamphetamine weighing 1/8 of an ounce, or 3.5 grams. (noun)
  • To pot all one's colour balls and then the black ball (or eight-ball) without the opponent potting a single one. (verb)

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Use "eight-ball" in a sentence
  • "But these days the pinot noir coming from the west coast tends to be dark as an eight-ball with more wood than a treehouse convention."
  • "We're behind the eight-ball, acknowledged George Harris, a Las Vegas restaurant owner who serves as a national finance chair for Gingrich and is helping his efforts in Nevada."
  • "Yves Smith on global stimulus: On the surface, this looks like the Europeans being behind the eight-ball Hooverites, while the US is addressing the crisis."
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